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Sustainability through Renewable Grid Integration

Sustainability through Renewable Grid Integration

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Industry Director, Utility Products and Systems Division, NEMA, and Brian Marchionini, PMP, Senior Program Manager, NEMA Mr. Stewart previously served as a government relations manager at NEMA. Mr. Marchionini oversees NEMA technical work on energy storage, distribution automation, and microgrids. It’s no secret that renewables are becoming a larger share of the overall generation Read more […]

Accelerating Energy Storage for More Dependable Power

Accelerating Energy Storage for More Dependable Power

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. John Vernacchia, Segment Manager for Renewable Energy, Eaton As the mix of distributed energy resources on the grid increases and central coal-fired plants are retired, new strategies are needed to support grid stability. Energy storage systems provide a powerful platform to keep the power on and operate critical assets. By 2030, Bloomberg New Energy Finance anticipates the energy storage market will Read more […]

Electroindustry Presents Best Practices on Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain

Electroindustry Presents Best Practices on Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Industry Director Steve Griffith, NidecMotor Senior Product Manager of IIoT Pranesh Rao, and Signify Cybersecurity Technical Policy Manager Harsha Banavara presented at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference on November 8. Building on previous NIST workshops, the conference shared and explored best practices and received and discussed stakeholder input on key cybersecurity and privacy Read more […]

Legrand Wins Prestigious Energy Efficiency Awards

Legrand Wins Prestigious Energy Efficiency Awards

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand, North and Central America, accepted the 2018 Industry and Manufacturing Star of Energy Efficiency Award presented by the Alliance to Save Energy. The award recognizes Legrand for demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency. Photo by Patrick Hughes Legrand North and Central America, a leading provider of lighting controls, electrical components, and data center solutions, Read more […]

Data Workshop Explores Legal Barriers of Collection and Use

Data Workshop Explores Legal Barriers of Collection and Use

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA On October 17, NEMA held a workshop for its 2018 Strategic Initiative on Data Privacy and Ownership. “Legal Barriers to Using Device-Generated or Device-Collected Data” was prepared for NEMA and its Members by McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Michael Morgan, partner and co-head, global privacy and cybersecurity, presented the findings Read more […]

Product Security in Electrical Infrastructure—Never More Important

Product Security in Electrical Infrastructure—Never More Important

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. Michael Regelski, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer—Electrical Sector, Eaton Driven by rapid growth in connected, intelligent devices and decreasing costs of computing and connectivity, digital technologies are changing our world and our electrical grid. What electrical manufacturers are able to achieve today far surpasses what we’ve done and represents just a fraction of what we’ll be Read more […]

NIST Workshops to Focus on Grid Operations and Economics

NIST Workshops to Focus on Grid Operations and Economics

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. Brian Marchionini, PMP, Senior Program Manager, NEMA With the assistance of NEMA and other industry leaders, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is updating its Smart Grid Interoperability Framework to advance grid modernization. The Interoperability Framework, developed and periodically revised in strong collaboration with the broad smart grid stakeholder community, has played a key role Read more […]

FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. The U.S. electrical grid may be the largest interconnected machine on Earth, but is it high quality enough for our high-powered century? The short answer is: probably not. Achieving this objective means we understand what we need to do and how to measure it. Frequently, one hears calculations regarding the grid’s individual parts, often in monetary terms. According to Joshua D. Rhodes at the University of Read more […]

Rebuilding Strong—Federal Disaster Program Includes NEMA Priorities

Rebuilding Strong—Federal Disaster Program Includes NEMA Priorities

This piece was originally published in the November 2018 issue of electroindustry. Philip Squair, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA On October 5, 2018, President Trump signed into law a series of reforms to federal disaster programs to help communities better prepare for and recover from such events. The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 contains a number of provisions supported by NEMA. National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Mitigation Assistance: Allows the Administration Read more […]

Standard for Shielded Power Cable Now Available

Standard for Shielded Power Cable Now Available

This piece was originally published in the October 2018 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA ANSI/NEMA WC 74/ICEA S-93-639-2017 5-46 kV Shielded Power Cable for Use in the Transmission and Distribution of Electric Energy covers the requirements for conductors, insulations, protective coverings, and general constructional and dimensional details common to most shielded types of wires and cables. This edition includes a new section Read more […]